Landscaping term that refers to construction materials used in landscaping.

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Tumbled Bluestone retaining wall

I was thinking about making a short retaining wall for a flower bed in front of my house. We like the way Tumbled Bluestone looks and I was looking for any pointers anyone may have with laying such a ...
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New House, Dirt Yard, Ideas in Mind, where to begin?

I moved into my house back in December of 2015. We still have a dirt yard and want to try and get something in before summer time. I have had a few quotes that are a little out of budget for me so I ...
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Realtime landscape plus design program, final ground height

I have Realtime Landscaping Plus 3D landscape design program and I cannot find any way to see what the the final height of the ground is in my design. The design has lots of slopes, height grids, ...
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How should I re-stack a dry stone wall?

My house has a stone wall on one side of the property line. Over the years, the stones have definitely shifted. How do I properly re-stack the rocks? I'd like to know how to maintain the wall so that ...
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Deck Planning / Building

I am in the process of planning for a deck. I have the deck plans done, but now I am looking at what to do underneath. I have an old concrete patio. It is cracked and not in very good condition. ...
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Stone Degree Cut for Fire Pit

I am building a fire pit out of Square driveway type stones. I am trying to figure out at what degree I need to cut them to make them fit together in a circle tight. The squares are 9.75" Sq. How do ...
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How to separate rocks and dirt?

I have rocks laid down on my drive way and it clearly has some problems in the plastic layer below. Weeds have been popping out since we moved in. How do I go about getting this rock driveway redone ...
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Building natural stone steps

What tips and tricks are there to building steps? can it still be accessible for equipment and the elderly? how can I make it look like it has always been there?
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How is natural stone sold and what should I know?

Where can I buy stone? What are the different kinds of stone that are available? What do I look for?
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How can I drain lawn with very little slope?

I have a depression on the side of my lawn where rain and sprinkler water collects. There used to be a plastic lined pond and a lot of rock (for the last 5-8 years) that I suspect blocked the water ...
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Solid stone steps or interlocking stones for front stairs

I'm in the process of planning a landscaping project for the front of our house. Is there any clear benefits to using solid stone steps over smaller interlocking stones. My perceived benefits for ...
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When building a cinder block wall, how do I attach/level the stacked blocks?

I am doing some garden remodeling, which includes making sunken beds for veggies. To separate the beds, I am stacking cinder blocks. The problem is that the base is not level, and there are some ...
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What do I need to know to build stone steps?

Can I do this safely and economically by myself? What skills do I need to build using natural stone? What's better about doing it yourself? Why wouldn't I hire a contractor? What do I need to know ...
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What tools do I need to build stone steps?

Do I need a lot of specialized tools? Will I have most of these tools already? What do they look like?
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How steep can a landscaped path/ramp be to qualify as accessible?

If I'm building a ramp, as mentioned in this answer, what are the slope and width requirements to ensure that it qualifies as accessible? (I recognize that there may be varying local regulations. ...
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What problems should I expect to encounter when building stone steps?

How long does a set of steps take to build? Can you create a micro climate with stone work? What worked and what didn't work for the project? Will most issues be apparent right away?
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How do I work safely with stone?

Gardening can be very physical. That's part of the fun. Can I work with stone to make walls and steps safely? What should I watch out for?
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Is it a good idea to build a paver patio near a large established tree?

I would like to build a paver patio next to a large tree that has a 3" wide root at ground level. I do not want to damage the roots of the tree, so it seems like my only option is to build a raised ...
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Natural herbicide to kill weeds in a hard landscape environment?

I've got some weeds growing up between the flagstones in our backyard -- is there something natural and okay environmentally that I can use to kill the weeds? Obviously, I don't want anything growing ...